Saturday, December 19, 2009

Cannon Beach Artist's Retreat

"Patti's Rainbow", a photo by Patti Spranger taken at Cannon Beach

"Haystack Rock" another of Patti's photos showing Cannon Beach's most distinctive geological formation

A plein air watercolor by Sandra Kaplan of a dramatic rocky coastline

Another watercolor by Sandra of a view of the ocean from a rocky precipice

Join Sandra Kaplan in Cannon Beach, Oregon, June 5 through June 11 for her Artist's Ocean Retreat.

Cannon Beach is a 2 hour drive due west from Portland, Oregon. This quaint village nestled on the gorgeous Northern Oregonian coast, is dotted with art galleries, shops and restaurants. From the long, sandy beach one can see Haystack Rock, rising 335 feet above the water. The Rock is a prime nesting spot for cormorants, sandpipers and puffins. One may find starfish, anemones and hermit crabs while walking along the water, and discover the mysteries of tide pools.

Classes will be held at our accommodations, on the beach, and during field trips. One day will be spent combining objects and found materials (collage) with paint. Numerous side trips to explore, walk and paint on this rugged coast are planned. Artists working in all mediums are welcome. Emphasis will be on expressing a spontaneous artistic response to our environment in a supportive group experience.

We will stay at the Blue Gull Inn, a perfect beach getaway located 150 feet from the water and 3 blocks from downtown Cannon Beach. The cottages / guest rooms are located around a central courtyard with a Spanish style fountain and rose garden. All rooms are smoke and pet free. Wireless Internet access is available for all guests.

The workshop is limited to 12 participants. Non-participants are welcome on a space available basis. The fee for this spectacular setting and time with Sandra is $1100. Included in the fee is 6 nights lodgings, 5 continental breakfasts, 5 lunches, snacks, 2 dinners and 4 and one half days of classes.

Fee and Payment

$1100 - workshop, 6 nights lodging, 12 meals

$800 - non-participant, shared room, 12 meals

$200 deposit required upon sign up, non refundable

1/2 balance due March 30, 2010

Final payment due May 1, 2010


Accommodations will be assigned on a first come first served basis, so sign up soon.